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The Key To the Wii U's Success

StrawHatPatriot | 744d ago
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Graphics.

Really? Yes. The Graphics are the key. If people find that the PS4 and 720 aren't large leaps in appearance for their games, then third-party devlopers will be willing to put their games the same way on the Wii U, because of its iPad style controller, which will and kind of already has people attracted, and also can open up new experiences. With third party support, people will probably choose the Wii U for its first party support as the deal-breaker, primarily because of Nintendo's strategy - of course this isn't confirmed, but Nintendo will most likely release a Zelda game and Super Smash Bros. game for the system around the time the PS4 or 720 come out to lure people and seal sales from its competiters.

Yes, Nintendo's online will be just fine. Here's why. Or rather, hre's two reasons why. Or more. Let me just say some of them here. First, obviously, they have or rather will have most of the features PSN and XBL has (minus the trillion apps that Live has of course), but it will have not only Voice Chat and Text Chat, but more importantly, VIDEO Chat. This will add an extra dimension, but the biggest thing is the introduction of MiiVerse. To be able to seamlessly communicate with friends on your controller's screen to ask for tips, comment on things, share achievements, all while your playing your game, or not.

But lets get back to the point. The graphics are a key point. Of Course graphics don't make hardware, but that was the main thing that caused a lack of third party support for the Wii. If it can hold up to the PS4 and Nextbox, then it's gamepad will look much less than a gimmick, people will choose its first-party games as a deal-breaker, and the Wii U can succeed. Nintendo can get their hardcore audience they want, and their console can lead, for the whole generation, in terms of sales, and respect.

Wii U Pro Controller. When you look at history, Nintendo is pretty much just combining their innovative controllers, not exactly copying the 360 controller.

dedicatedtogamers  +   742d ago
The Wii's lack of third party support was due to developer stubborness and the Wii controller scheme. The majority of devs put their B-rate and C-rate teams on the Wii while developing AAA games on the HD Twins (I'm looking at you, Ubisoft and EA).

Better grahics are not going to magically bring in the 3rd parties. Gamecube had some of the best graphics in its day, but the worst 3rd party support. Same goes for N64 (it handled 3D MUCH better than PS1 in a lot of cases).
Nicaragua  +   741d ago
N64 handled 3D better than a PS1 but it due to the limitations in cartridges it could handle the same quality of music, sound, and FMV that the PS1 could do - so even though the the N64 was technically better the PS1 appeared better to the buying public due to its flashier video sequences with a banging soundtrack.

Also the PS1 didnt have a stupid looking controller
SandWitch  +   740d ago
Wii lacked 3rd party support not because of devs stubborness, but because of very underpowered hardware. Devs couldn't port their games so they just put cheap spin-offs instead... Or ignored the Wii completely
dedicatedtogamers  +   740d ago
But you're wrong. Both the N64 and the Gamecube were "powerful" for their time, and devs still ignored those consoles. The Wii just so happened to be "underpowered", but that's not the reason devs ignored it.
SandWitch  +   740d ago
It's different stories with N64 and Gamecube. N64 used old and inefficient cartridges instead of CDs so it was a pretty easy job for PS1 to win the market and devs' interest. Gamecube, on the other hand, suffered from very succesful PS2's headstart and its weird design, I believe.
Blastoise  +   742d ago
Depends on what you mean by success. If you mean successful for Nintendo (Selling a lot of consoles) then graphics mean nothing. Look at the Wii. If you mean a success to gamers then graphics matter more, because like you said more third-party support + Quality Nintendo's exclusives finally in HD = A Console gamers will consider.
ChunkyLover53  +   741d ago
Games and game consoles are about fun and the gameplay aspects. Graphics can be a nice cherry on top, but I will play a game with bad graphics as long as the story is great, the gameplay is sound and if its fun.

On the other hand, I've stopped playing games that had great graphics because it lacked. The Wii U will be successful because people are starved for new hardwar. The Wii U wont be at a graphical disadvantage that many think, the Wii's disadvantage was pretty bad because it wasn't HD. The Wii U is fully HD. Even if the PS4/720 are better graphically, there wont be the difference that we saw this generation.
Ranma1  +   739d ago
The controller?

What about the games?

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